If you suddenly are in need of food, there is help available across Central New York.
There are more than 300 food pantries and other programs in 11 counties that partner with the Food Bank of Central New York to help those in need.
“During this unprecedented crisis, we continue to distribute thousands of pounds of food every day to the emergency food network,” Lyn Hy, chief development officer for the food bank, said in a statement.
If you are in need of emergency food supplies, the food bank asks that you please contact the at 315-437-1899 and press 2 for a referral.
The food bank has staff answering phones from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During evenings and weekends, operators at 211 have access to the most up-to-date information to make emergency food program referrals.
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1013 West Street Utica, NY
Offers a 15 meal food package per person per family.
293 Genesee Street Utica, NY
Provides bag lunches during lunch time. Bagged lunches are given out at the front of 203 Rutger Street.